Paid RA opportunity seeking Undergrads for SUM/AUT at CERSE

Hey SOC majors! If you’re enrolling this Summer Quarter and/or this Autumn Quarter and want to put the skills you’ve acquired in sociological analysis to new uses as an RA (Research Assistant) check out this exciting opportunity. This is an especially great fit for seniors finishing in August or December or rising seniors and anyone who wants to learn more about research, evaluation, and working towards inclusion in the workplace


Get ready to pounce on this exciting opportunity!

If you are you interested in working on research and evaluation projects to help advance racial and social justice in STEM fields, this position could be a great fit for you!

Gain valuable research experience and skills in this paid ($15/hour) with CERSE!

Apply by May 21st, 2018, details below

The UW Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) is looking for a UW Sociology undergraduate student to work as a paid Research Assistant

CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about CERSE at

This paid Research Assistant position ($15/hour) is 8–15 hours per week. Work hours are typically between 9:00AM–5:00PM, Monday through Friday, and are flexible depending on your class schedule. Approximately 90-95% of this position is work related to our evaluation and research projects, while the remaining portion is administrative duties. Our position is available for summer quarter (and beyond) but we will also consider an autumn quarter start for the right candidate.

Duties will include:

  • Data collection, data entry, and database management
    • Developing databases of publicly available data
    • Generating descriptive statistics and data visualizations of survey data
    • Conducting simple statistical analysis
    • Coding qualitative data
    • Writing summaries of analytic results
    • Preparing materials for presentations
  • Office administration
    • Assisting with website updates
    • Managing the CERSE email account
  • Preparing administrative forms and problem-solving for staff
  • Weekly meetings to train, debrief, and provide guidance

Experience Gained:

  • An in-depth understanding of how program evaluation and research are conducted.
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Skills in analysis and visualization of data
  • Skills managing databases
  • Familiarity with efforts to broaden participation in STEM fields


  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Motivated
  • Friendly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • You must be registered at UW-Seattle for the quarter(s) in which you work for us
  • Preferred: experience with website management (WordPress), SurveyMonkey, and data analysis (SPSS, STATA, R, NVivo)
  • We will train you on campus!

Time commitment & Equipment

  • Between 8 and 15 hours per week.
  • The specific tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, on the number of hours per week that the student is able to work, as well as the student’s schedule.
  • Regular meetings will take place with CERSE research staff to update on projects.
  • Work will be conducted primarily at the CERSE offices in Savery Hall.
  • CERSE will provide all needed equipment and training.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email Dr. Cara Margherio at with the following information by May 21st, 2018:

  1. A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working with us and what you bring to the position.
  2. A copy of your resume; include your anticipated graduation date, any relevant coursework, and/or research experience.
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Check out these Summer SOC Classes!

Still looking to round out your summer class schedule?
Check out these Sociology courses:

siberian-husky-1771667_1920This husky knows how awesome SOC classes in the Summer are!

SOC 456- Political Sociology (A-Term!)
Monday—Thursday 10:50 — 1:00pm (A-Term only)
SLN 13440
Course Flyer- SOC 456

SOC 401A- Brogrammers and Geek Girls: Decoding Gender Inequality in the 21st Century Tech Industry
Tuesday / Thursday 1:10 — 3:20pm
SLN 13438
Course Flyer- SOC 401A

SOC 201- Society and the Environment
Monday/Wednesday 1:10-3:20 PM
SLN 13419
Course Flyer- SOC 201A

SOC 225- Data and Society: Big Data and Digital Life
Tuesday and Thursday 1:10—3:20
SLN 14305
Course Flyer- SOC 225


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Graduate Program in Rome in Sustainable Cultural Heritage

Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world provides a better base to prepare a student for a career in this field.

Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. Those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities across many areas of expertise.

This M.A. shapes a new generation of professionals. Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Science graduates acquire the management and business skills to work worldwide. Thanks to AUR’s connections and collaborations with numerous cultural institutions in Rome, and throughout the world, this M.A. provides practical experience in professional circumstances that will shape each student’s career.

The program does not set out to produce professionals for Italy (although it certainly has) but rather to make use of the resources of Rome and Italy that allow for practical and not just theoretical study. None of our courses are specific to sites in Italy but Italy serves as the ideal laboratory for this kind of training.

The Sustainable Cultural Heritage program is focused on the community, not on state structures or institutional responses to heritage. Whereas similar programs in other institutions focus on heritage policy as enacted by governments and international organizations, AUR’s program aims to train students in skills that lead to finding work with communities, NGOs, and other organizations that work within communities.

In balancing theory and practice this Master’s Program prepares students for employment in heritage administration, development control and consultancies, as well as for continuing in academic research.

This program addresses the following:

  • Practical skills to be able to budget and manage projects, to fundraise and to ensure that heritage is not exploited by illegal trafficking.
  • An understanding of the complexity of heritage economics, its relationship to tourism, to the local community and to conservation issues.
  • An appreciation of the role of heritage in the broader political and legal context, including issues of contested heritage, dark heritage and an understanding of the role of heritage in forming identity at the local, regional, national and transnational levels.

Learning Outcomes

Program Objectives:

  1. To provide an overview of the interdisciplinary nature of the field
  2. To give the necessary heritage management tools in line with international, national and regional strategies to enhance cultural heritage management
  3. To provide an understanding of the tools, techniques and processes for documenting and assessing cultural resources, producing management plans, and implementation
  4. To foster an understanding of the role of heritage agencies and organizations at international, national, local and regional levels.

Upon completing the Master’s program in Cultural Heritage Management students will be able to:

  • Communicate at a professional level orally and in written form and debate issues with practitioners in the field
  • Carry out the tasks of employees in the heritage management sector such as planning, marketing, management and funding of sustainable heritage-related projects. This includes the ability to examine and critique heritage management theory
  • Critically assess both their own work and the daily challenges encountered in cultural heritage
  • Discuss the contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)  and International Organizations  (IOs) to cultural heritage
  • High level analytical and research skills necessary to study at the graduate level and to write research papers
  • Ability to plan and execute an extensive research project
  • Ability to use and analyze source materials, including non-literary sources, and to appreciate the context of these sources
  • Ability to critically analyze the use of heritage in different political, religious, social and ethnic contexts
  • Ability to analyze the role of heritage in creating local, regional, national and transnational identity and to appraise issues of contested and dark heritage (that is heritage from periods of tragedy or war or discredited political regimes)
  • Ability to critically analyze the economics of heritage particularly in relation to conservation needs, the impact upon local communities and tourism.
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Paid Research Opportunity for Underrepresented Students – SURE-EH

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) will be accepting applications to the program from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington between May 7, 2018 – May 18, 2018.

The SURE-EH program provides up to two years of hourly employment to UW students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to conduct research in areas relevant to the environmental health sciences and the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Students accepted into the program will work alongside faculty and research staff in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

We are currently look for three (3) students to work on the following research projects (full descriptions and desired qualifications are on our website):

Project # 1: Characterizing the interactions between environmental chemicals and gut microbiome during development

Project # 2: Measuring chemical markers in air and dust to improve understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust

Project # 3: Investigating oxidative stress on virus-host response

Questions? Please contact

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Extended Deadline for Liberal Arts Essay Contest—$1,000 cash prizes awarded!

Extended deadline for Liberal Arts essay submissions—$1,000 cash prizes awarded!

Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) invites UW undergraduates to participate in an essay contest that explores the value of a liberal arts education. Cash prizes will be awarded to first place ($1,000) and second place ($750) winners in each category:  current freshmen/sophomores and current juniors/seniors.

To apply, students must submit their essays to Gretchen Ludwig ( no later than 5 pm on Friday, May 18th, 2018 Essays must be 500 words maximum submitted in a Microsoft Word document that is double-spaced with centered title and 12 point font. Submission for school consideration should include a WaCLA cover page (included with attachment). The specific prompt is included in the attached document as well.

WaCLA 2018_essay_contest_info_revised

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Week 7 & 8 Small Group Career Coaching

Spring is finally here! The sun is out, the birds are singing, and all across campus students are starting to freak out about summer plans or what to do after graduation. Sound familiar? Good news: I’m here to help!

This quarter the Career and Internship Center is offering small group career coaching just for Arts and Sciences students. These 45 minute sessions are capped at 12 students and offer a combination of hands on activities and a chance to ask questions about a variety of career topics.

We have three sessions left for spring quarter so register now!

Playing to Your Strengths in the Natural SciencesWednesday, May 9th from 3:30-4:15 in Guthrie 211

Adulting 101 (All A&S Majors)Monday, May 14th from 3-3:45pm, Art 120

How to Find a Job When You Don’t Have “Experience” (All A&S Majors)TuesdayMay 15th from 3-3:45pm, Art 120

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Seattle on Foot- 3 credit AUT 18 VLPA

BE 200: Introduction to Built Environments (Seattle on Foot)
Autumn 2018 | T/Th 3:30-4:50 | PAA A118 | 3 credits | VLPA, I&S
SLN 10945 (Group discussion session SLN 10946/10947/10948)
Introducing the study of our built environments through pre-disciplinary explorations of Seattle’s rich urban landscape, engaging themes including history and preservation, globalization, tourism, nature, mobility, public space, and social justice. Our learning methods include lecture, group discussion sessions, and self-guided walking tours of the city.
For additional information please contact
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